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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Swallowing Difficulty

Good -- being young and being a non-smoker makes cancer very unlikely. We can consider less dangerous causes of swallowing difficultly.

Injury of the esophagus from acid reflux is very common.

Consider the following symptoms:

- Sharp or burning chest pain behind the breastbone (heartburn)

- Chest heaviness

- Regurgitation of partially digested or sour-tasting stomach contents

- Nausea

- Excessive saliva production

- Persistent cough

- Hoarse voice or lost voice

- A need to repeatedly clear your throat

- Asthma (wheezing)

Are you having any of the symptoms listed above?

Yes, I have one or more of these symptoms.

No, I don't have these symptoms.

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